Northern facing, clay
Sorry, just found your forum. I am in need of some inspiration. I am UK based. I need a Dymock inspiration please.
We have a fence that on one side faces north, and because its a "bland area (water butts alongside) I would love to put a couple of "statement plants".
Not sure if link is allowed, my apologies for such, if it isn't.....https://www.thenorfolkolivetreecompany.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/29F2C79B-EE8B-4394-90B1-D56E8468EFBC-768x1024.jpeg
We have clay soil so they would be best in large pots with some loam based soil (as the grass that was here before was full of moss). I envisage them as sentries, such as Olive "trees". The fence is the standard 6 foot in height. Also it would be nice to be colourful in winter, as the area may be quite bland by then.
This area currently has a washing line, but is surrounded by a small vegetable patch, in troughs. In the winter I could use these troughs for bedding plants such as winter pansies.
Also in mind is if damp and moss set in, we could pull the pots out.
Please, any inspiration most welcome. But not cost the earth.